Got a difficult stain out of my old formica counters

sameboatFebruary 28, 2009

I've lived here for 4 months and there was some sort of stain on my formica countertop. It looked like a coffee ring or rust stain. I tried Fantastick, windex, scrubbing, etc. Today I took a little bit of liquid dishwashing Cascade on a sponge and it worked! It wiped right away. I should have thought of that in the first place. Hope this helps someone.

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jannie

I used to use bleach and pour it on the stain, wait a few minutes, then carefully wipe up, being sure not to get it on uopur clothes.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 9:52AM
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jamesin94109

Don't use bleach! It'll discolor formica! I learned the hard way. See the other posts on this site about people harming their formica counters with bleach.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2015 at 12:35PM
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cearbhaill

Ditto no no no bleach on formica. My current older countertops could take it but I had some newer formica in a previous home that bleach discolored.

Liquid dishwashing detergent is a wonder for cleaning difficult bathtubs or other surfaces that tend to collect a residue. I even keep a bottle in my laundry area.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2015 at 7:35PM
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carolb_w_fl

FWIW, I understand dishwasher detergent does contain bleach - I've used to bleach denim...

    Bookmark   January 27, 2015 at 9:54PM
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